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Old 07-21-2011, 06:46 PM
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Re: Howa Rifles

thinks you guys for all the info looks like all be getting a 7mm or 300 WM. THanks for all the great info.
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thinks you guys for all the info looks like all be getting a 7mm or 300 WM. THanks for all the great info.

Let us know how it works out. Want to see the rifle when you get it all together.

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sounds like it would have a short barrel life
It can.....And has been known to.

Few things that will help with longer barrel life. 1) don't get it too hot by shooting several rounds repeatedly. 2) be sure to break it in properly. 3) Have more than 1 gun that you like to shoot, so you aren't constantly pushing pills through 1 weapon.

When I go to the range, I usually shoot 10 rounds out of my high-powered guns tops. But not consistantly. If I want to blast-away, I pull out the LWRC M6, and have some fun, or shoot the pistols.

It's a great caliber, as long as you treat the gun right. Granted, it's a hot caliber, so the barrels might not last as long as some guns do....But I've had mine since 2003, and it's still shooting 1-hole groups @ 100 yards, even with cheap glass on top (for now). I plan on dropping a NightForce NXS 8-32x56 with MLR reticle on it someday.


What's up Tank? Been a long time? How's everything goin? Still shooting straight?
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If you don't already have a Howa, you can pick up a Weatherby Vanguard in 300 Weatherby caliber, and the longer box would work out better...338 RUM will avoid the mag length issue.

But just don't shoot the Weatherby...you might like it.

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I dont see how this makes any sence what so ever? The mag box on a Howa LA is no diffent in a 30-06 than it is in a 300wby mag?
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I dont see how this makes any sence what so ever? The mag box on a Howa LA is no diffent in a 30-06 than it is in a 300wby mag?
Particularly since the Weatherby Vanguard is made by Howa for Weatherby.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:49 AM
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Re: Howa Rifles

You raise an interesting point... but Howa doesn't offer the 300 Weatherby chambering in their product line, so they don't have to accommodate it.

At the moment, I don't have a Vanguard action handy, but the mag box on a fairly recent Howa in 30-06 I have here measures exactly 3.50"...That's very generous headroom for a 30-06 or any of the standard length magnum cases, but is still too tight for the 300 Weatherby round.

There's easily enough room to stretch the Howa action to fit a longer mag box but not without opening up the mag well.

I'd have to take a closer look at the Vanguard side-by-side with this one to see how they compare dimensionally.

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Re: Howa Rifles

I have had 2 Howas barrelled , Kreiger did the 1st one in a 243 win light sporter rifle and a local gunsmith barrelled the last one into a 22-250 ackley heavy varmint contour 28 inches for prarie dog gun and both shoot better than 1/2 moa . I put timney triggers in both guns and custom wood stock on the sporter and a Bell and Carlson Varmint on the dog gun . Since doing these i have bought a lathe and have built everything else off of rem actions , Mainly because i am still nervous about cutting metic threads yet , anyways the Howas shoot as good as the Remmys and if your hiring a gunsmith to rebarrel it anyway it didnt cost me any more to rebarrel the Howa action than a Remington.
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